AI-Guidance for DVT exams
AutoDVT enables any healthcare professional to perform Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) scans at the point of care. It uses artificial intelligence to guide the user through the current gold-standard procedure, a full-leg ultrasound examination.
Note: Not FDA/CE approved. Currently in clinical trials. See ADVENT study information here.
What is DVT
AutoDVT Improves the Clinical Pathway
AutoDVT significantly improves and speeds up the DVT clinical pathway.
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How It Works
ThinkSono in Action
Ultrasound is the least invasive and most portable imaging modality in medicine. Although it is a life saving tool, access is extremely limited, negatively impacting outcomes for millions of patients.
Nurses at Oxford University Hospital are using AutoDVT to scan patients on arrival & send the captured images & clips to radiologists for immediate to potentially reduce and/or removing burden on specialist sonographers.
Note this is only used in a clinical study setting and not in normal clinical use.
In the UK, ThinkSono’s technology is can potentially be used as a core component of a redesigned community DVT pathway that includes rapid assessment in primary care settings.
Patients can be scanned locally by their GP without specialist equipment, removing the need to travel to a hospital and/or book multiple appointments.
Note: Currently not being used in practice. The above is highlighting potential uses in the future.
Point of Care / Bedside
In the US & Germany, ThinkSono AutoDVT is being used on medical wards to assess patients for DVT, eliminating the need to transfer complex patients to the ultrasound service.
DVT is a significant problem for the NHS. Not only from a financial perspective, but also a clinical perspective…Pathways for DVT is consequently very time consuming because the patient has to be sent to radiology for the performance of the scan. Enabling nurses, GP’s and other non-specialists to diagnose DVT accurately at the point of care would be extremely useful for the NHS and much more convenient for patients.
Dr. Nicola Drake MD FRCP FRCPath
Consultant Emergency Physician at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, London.
The burden of deep vein thrombosis is significant for the National Health Service and one particular problem is that a DVT is suspected much more often than it is found. Potential for non-experts to perform diagnostic ultrasound could dramatically improves DVT diagnostic pathways.
Dr David Keeling BSc MD FRCP FRCPath
Consultant Haematologist at Oxford University Hospital
I’m excited about this technology and can see many applications for it. For example, rehab units and nursing homes frequently have multiple patients who need venous studies. Their solution is seldom efficient, and I could see every facility like this having the system so they can check their patients whenever they want.
Steven A. Leers MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU
Professor of Surgery UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery Medical Director, UPMC Vascular Laboratories